We’ve listed a few suggestions for two and three day trips below, but it is worth reading up on the many other possibilities in travel guides such as the Lonely Planet Indonesia on websites such as www.aroundtheglobe.nl or in travel blogs such as that of National Geographic editor Pat Riddel: http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/
You will also find a folder at Sendowan Baru that is full of information designed to help you organise trips and get the most out of your stay. Should you need any further advice or suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask Lidya and Alfrett who are always more than glad to help you on your way
A nature reserve and home to the tarsier ghost monkey, the smallest primate in the World. A shy, nocturnal creature, the tarsier only hunt during the night and return to their hidden hollows the moment the sun comes up.
Other unique wildlife living in this conservation area includes the black macaque monkeys, maleo birds and the hornbills.
It’s best to visit the reservation first thing in the morning just before sunrise or late afternoon just before sunset. It’s also essential to organise a guide which you can do on arrival. The trek through the park takes about three hours. There are limited possibilities for overnight stays in the area, so it is best to book in advance. The bus to Tangkoko travels via Bitung.
Bunaken is a small island located off the coast of Manado in the heart of the Bunaken National Marine Park which includes the neighbouring islands of Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, Nain and Nain Kecil. The local inhabitants make their living predominantly from fishing, copra cultivation and the snorkelling and diving tourism. Most of the best dive sites are around Bunaken with the most beautiful on the Siladen side. Diving weather conditions are generally fine all year round. Public boats to Bunaken leave daily although most tourists organise transport through their resort.
A virtually undiscovered tropical paradise, these islands situated in central Sulawesi are among the best spots for diving and snorkelling in Indonesia.
That relatively few tourists find their way here has its reason – the islands are really tricky to reach. But don’t let that put you off for the journey is worth the effort in every way!
To get here from Sendowan Baru, you will have to travel to Gorontalo and take a ferry to one of the islands.